Thaumatin is a low-calorie sweetener and flavour modifier.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Flavour enhancer - Improves the taste and/or aroma of foods
  • Sweetener - A substance which imparts a sweet taste to food for fewer kilojoules than sugar

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Thaumatin
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Thaumatin
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Thaumatin
Austria
Approved Thaumatin
Belgium
Approved Thaumatin
Bulgaria
Approved Thaumatin
Cyprus
Approved Thaumatin
Czech Republic
Approved Thaumatin
Denmark
Approved Thaumatin
Estonia
Approved Thaumatin
Finland
Approved Thaumatin
France
Approved Thaumatin
Germany
Approved Thaumatin
Greece
Approved Thaumatin
Hungary
Approved Thaumatin
Ireland
Approved Thaumatin
Italy
Approved Thaumatin
Latvia
Approved Thaumatin
Lithuania
Approved Thaumatin
Luxembourg
Approved Thaumatin
Malta
Approved Thaumatin
Netherlands
Approved Thaumatin
Poland
Approved Thaumatin
Portugal
Approved Thaumatin
Romania
Approved Thaumatin
Slovakia
Approved Thaumatin
Slovenia
Approved Thaumatin
Spain
Approved Thaumatin
Sweden
Approved Thaumatin
United Kingdom
Approved Thaumatin
Australia
Approved Thaumatin
New Zealand
Approved Thaumatin

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E957 - Thaumatin: Not for use in Infants foods. Little information available - regard with caution.

Additive Alert

Derived from plant products - yes

E957 - Thaumatin: Artificial sweetener and flour enhancer. A protein derived from the tropical plant Thaumococcus danielli; used to sweeten wines, chewing gum, Japanese cooking, bread and fruit. Has a liquorice after taste.

MBM Foods

Derived from plant products - yes

E957 - Thaumatin: Artificial sweetener, a protein derived from the tropical plant Thaumococcus danielli; used to sweeten wines, bread and fruit

DFlock

Genetically engineered - yes

E957 - Thaumatin: Traditionally, thaumatin is won from the sweet wood tree. The production with help of genetically modified microorganisms (e.coli-bacteria yeast) now is possible. Presumably, this procedure will be used commercially, but detailed information is not available.

GMO Compass

Derived from plant products - yes

E957 - Thaumatin: Artificial sweetener, a protein derived from the tropical plant Thaumococcus danielli; used to sweeten wines, bread and fruit.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Proteins thaumatins
Thaumatin
Thaumatins proteins

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 53850-34-3
  • EINECS Number: 258-822-2

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